MotoGP » Ohlins unveils new Moto3 fork

"Moto3 looks likely to be a superb class and a great place for new riders to learn their race craft and crucial bike set-up skills"

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Wink - Unregistered

November 17, 2011 2:52 AM

What ever happened to the... Let's put in 40 weight instead of 30? Then of course, my racing career ended 50 some years ago... I figure the costs of those forks are equivelent of buying 5-6 new BSA Gold Star flat trackers... lol


November 17, 2011 10:40 AM

under 5kg, including springs. yOw. still, no amount of tech can cheer me up, after the loss of the 250s and now 125s.

people at the track look at me funny when i wheel up on my TZ250. i look at them funny for riding 1000s. different worlds really. i always think 'if they could do a lap in this seat, they'd never ride another production bike'. difficult to describe otherwise.

still, Moto3 will be proper prototype racing, so...bring it on. i'll warm to it eventually, but the 2 strokes will always be my favorite.

bjr - Unregistered

November 17, 2011 9:32 PM

Let's put in 40 weight instead of 30?.....

Ummmmmm, How many years ago are you talking about? Fork oil comes in 2.5, 5.0, 7.5 and 10 weights now. You don't even use 40 weight in a engine/gearbox :-)

Asian Aussie - Unregistered

November 18, 2011 1:50 AM

I live in Northern Thailand and still have lots of 150 2 strokes running around here. Huge fun. The Thais are now turning them into motocross bikes. The latest Honda 250 has nothing on the old NSR 150. I still do not understand the change to 4 strokes. The pollution of a 2 stroke is still far lower then most cars people seem to think they need now. The only down side is the constant rebuilds. Other then that far more fun to ride then a 4 stroke.

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